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Industrial Design Alumnus Kakareka Named a “Who’s Next Entrepreneur”: Billy Penn

Industrial design graduate Renee Kakareka ’16, who created “smart” glasses to help the hearing impaired for her senior capstone and turned it into a startup, was named one of 17 “Who’s Next Entrepreneurs” by Billy Penn, the publication announced Aug. …

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Professor Mark Havens’ Book Celebrates Iconic Wildwood Motels: Philadelphia Magazine

Mark Havens, assistant professor of industrial design, has released a new book of photography celebrating the iconic mid-century architecture of Wildwood motels, Philadelphia magazine reported Aug. 25. In his book, Out of Season: The Vanishing Architecture of the Wildwoods, Havens …

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Sunderland to Judge Military Competition to Develop Protective Suits: Women’s Wear Daily, Los Angeles Times, Yahoo!

PhilaU textile engineer Mark Sunderland has been selected to judge a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense to redesign protective suits used by the military, Yahoo!, Women’s Wear Daily and the Los Angeles Times reported Aug. 24. The Joint Program …

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Industrial Design Senior Brosius Has Back-To-School Product at Target: Reading Eagle

Industrial design senior Jacob Brosius designed a silicone carrying case for cards and keys that was selected for Target’s back-to-school line this summer, the Reading Eagle reported Aug. 23. Brosius’ Sidekick was one of four Philadelphia University student designs selected …

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PhilaU Textile Engineer Sunderland Designs Innovative Olympic Rowing Suits: NBC10

Philadelphia University textile engineer Mark Sunderland designed innovative seamless unsuits for U.S. Olympic rowers, NBC10 reported Aug. 11. Sunderland’s rowing suit–in green–also was worn in Rio by Philadelphia rower Chierika Ukogu, who was the first female rower representing Nigeria, and …

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PhilaU Students Among Winners of ACSA Urban Habitat Competition: ArchDaily

A team of four Philadelphia University students won honorable mention in the prestigious Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture student competition, ArchDaily reported Aug. 18. For Timber in the City: Urban Habitats, students were challenged to explore wood as an innovative building material. …

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PhilaU Textile Design Students Will Exhibit at NY Textile Show

Philadelphia University students will participate in the first New York Textile Month exhibit, “Talent,” sponsored by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and The New School, Fashion United reported Aug. 17. The new exhibition, created to showcase student design work and …

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Professor Mark Havens’ New Book Features Photos of Iconic Wildwood Motels: Philly Voice

Mark Havens, assistant professor of industrial design, has been photographing Wildwood’s iconic mid-century motels for the last decade, as chronicled in his new book, Philly Voice reported Aug. 8. The resort’s hallmark look – Doo Wop – is rapidly disappearing. The design style, with …

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PhilaU Textile Engineer Develops Innovative Olympic Rowing Suits: Inc.

Philadelphia University textile engineer Mark Sunderland developed innovative rowing apparel with seamless technology for U.S. Olympic rowers, Inc. magazine reported Aug. 5.

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PhilaU Textile Engineer Sunderland Creates Innovative Rowing Apparel: NBC10

Philadelphia University textile engineer Mark Sunderland created innovative rowing unisuits, treated with an antimicrobial finish, that will be worn by the U.S. Olympic rowers in Rio, NBC10 reported Aug. 4. The opening ceremony for the 2016 Olympics is Aug. 5.

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